Easter Creme Egg Traybake

This delicious tray bake is so easy to make and absolutely yummy. Brilliant to make with the kids for some family friendly baking.

 

creme egg traybake recipe

Cake Recipe – 20 x 20cm tin

180g butter

180g caster sugar

130g self raising flour

50g cocoa

3 large or 4 medium eggs

 

Buttercream –

150g unsalted butter

300g icing sugar

2tbsp cocoa  powder

Hot water

 

Decoration –

Royal icing

Yellow food colour

Creme egs

 

Preheat your oven to 170 fan

Cake – Mix together the butter and sugar until lighter in colour. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until just combined. Add in the flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Pop in a lined tray and smooth out. Put in a pre heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. You can use a mixer for the cake and buttercream. Kitchenistic can help you to find the best mixer for this.

Buttercream – Mix butter until very pale. Add in icing sugar and mix. In a small bowl add in cocoa powder and add in boiling water until it forms a very thick paste. Add this into your buttercream mix. Quantities is up to you, depends on how chocolatey you like it.

Mix up royal icing to running consistency. Colour some yellow, I used Sugarflair Melon although egg yellow would have been better.

Once the cake is cooled, pipe on buttercream all over the top. Add on white and yellow royal icing drizzle all over the top. Place on cut creme eggs to finish.

Hints and tips –

You could also add a sugar syrup to the cake before decorating. This is equal parts boiling water and sugar, mix until melted then brush over the cake.

You could also add 50g of melted dark chocolate into the cake mix for a richer taste.

Enjoy x

tray bake creme egg recipe

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